Our History

Expert Forum was founded by Jacobus J Oosthuizen, with a single mission: To consistently provide the highest quality Medical Expert opinions, consultations, and testimony in, Medical Malpractice, Insurance Disability Claims, and 3rd Party Claims. We want to provide you with comprehensive Medical-Legal Record Reviews, and if necessary, Independent Medical-Legal Examinations to use as leverage to obtain favorable settlements without the time, expense, and exposure of going to Arbitration or Trial. Expert Forum has specialized in the Medical-Legal Expert Witness field for over 15 years and has built a network of Experts to assist law firms nationwide.

We provide high-quality, independent expert reports, and services to the court.

We have unrivaled experience and are trusted by leading Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Solicitors all across the country – our network covers South Africa.

Our experts include Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Physiotherapists, and Speech and Language Therapists, many of whom are Case Managers in their clinical work.  All are passionate about identifying and correctly quantifying the claimant’s needs and are among the most knowledgeable and current in their field.  Being privately owned, we can invest in their training, support their professional development, and have systems in place to share knowledge across the whole team.

Our office is focused on aiding efficiency to ensure work remains proportionate, saving time and expense for our customers and our experts.  We utilise high-quality experts to best support you and the running of your case.  Last year, 99% of our reports met or exceeded customer deadlines.

We provide you with helpful free services; a reference tool to help you select the most appropriate expert for your case and free service that allows you to pose a question to, and receive an answer from, our expert team.  We also offer deferred payment terms, if required.

Collectively we combine extensive clinical knowledge with innovative commercial solutions to enable more claimants to benefit from our expertise.

Our locations allow us to render correspondent services to the clients we are equipped with the latest information and communication technology, enabling us to interact effectively with clients and the rest of the legal fraternity and to provide an unrestricted, high-quality service to its client base.

Expert Forum strongly subscribes to values of:

  • Excellence: Delivering what we promise and adding value beyond what is expected
  • Empowerment: To empower clients to meet their challenges over the short, medium, and long term.
  • Professional: Being driven by client needs as the principal benchmark against which our professional advice is given and services rendered.
  • Ethical: Treating the consultant-client relationship as sacred, and never compromising the integrity of this relationship.
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